Articles tagged with Lsd

6 Craziest Crimes Done While Under the Influence

We list a variety of humorous as well as chilling stories about criminal actions that have taken place while under the influence of drugs.

Bad Trip on Acid

In the 1960s, LSD became a popular drug for recreational use and was legal in in the U.S. until October 1968, when it then became a controlled substance. Bad acid trips usually include thoughts of dying, intense paranoia and ideation of superhuman powers, such as flying or flotation. While wildly exaggerated during the popular use of LSD in the late 1960s and 1970s, actual bad trips are proven to be less than 1 in 1000. What Causes Bad Acid Trips?

Famous LSD Users

Jonathan Aitken The disgraced former Conservative MP experienced "visions of hell. Continents dripping with blood. Black men fighting brown men, fighting yellow men." Dr Kary Mullis Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry in 1993 and inventor of PCR, a method for detecting even the smallest amount of DNA in ancient materials. "Would I have invented PCR if I hadn't taken LSD? I seriously doubt it," he says. "I could sit on a DNA molecule and watch the polymers go by. I learnt that partly on psychedelic drugs."

Heroin Mixing

Heroin is a bad mixer and will only make the chances of unconsciousness, vomiting and choking greater. Only 21% of fatal overdoses in a recent Australian survey came about through using heroin by its lonesome. Please note: there have been very few scientific studies into the effects of combining psychoactive drugs. The information presented here is anecdotal. It is based on the subjective reports of experienced users. Different people will respond differently to different drugs and drug combinations. Know your body. alcohol alcohol and heroin both depress the central nervous system. The combination has proven fatal

LSD Accident

The discovery of LSD was pretty much an accident, and it happened on Friday, April 16, 1943, in Basle, Switzerland. For eight years, chemist Prof Albert Hofmann had been methodically synthesizing new molecules from ergot, a fungus which grows on diseased rye. Ergot had an intriguing contradictory reputation. On the one hand, it was highly-regarded in folk medicine for speeding up the contractions during childbirth. On the other, it was the cause of St. Anthony's Fire, a horrific scourge that had blighted entire Medieval villages with gangrene, madness and death when it infected their grain stores. back to top

LSD Addiction

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, commonly known as LSD, is taken by mouth. It has a slightly bitter taste, and is available in tablets, capsules or as a liquid. Acid is commonly sold on a piece of blotter paper, and the user simply chews or swallows it to ingest the drug - without having to buy or conceal any paraphernalia to do so. LSD has zero physical addiction potential. It is not physically addictive and it is not a drug that you will want to immediately do again. This is not the type of drug where a user experiences withdrawal if another dose isn't ingested within a relatively short period of time.

LSD Basics

LSD is a synthetic psychedelic derived from ergot fungus. It is the most powerful conscious-altering substance known to man. Doses of LSD are measured in micrograms (ug) or millionths of a gram. One ounce of LSD contains enough doses for 300,000 adults. Two suitcases of the stuff would be enough to dose the entire population of the USA. LSD is colorless, tasteless and odorless and usually comes soaked into blotters - squares or sheets of paper decorated with kooky designs (sunflowers, strawberries, rockets etc). They cost about $7 per 'tab'. In the 1960s, LSD in small pills (or 'microdots'), gelatin sheets, or in liquid form were common. These forms, however, are extremely rare now.

LSD Cure

the miracle cure In the 1950s drug therapy was in its infancy. There was no Prozac, no anti-depressants, no anti-psychotic drugs. But then came LSD, a drug that appeared to open up emotions, dissolve defenses, and make available much of the unconscious. It could cure alcoholics and cure mental illness. It was cheap and easy to make. It looked like another "miracle cure". Sandoz, keen to make a profit from Prof. Hoffman's bizarre discovery, trade-named Delysid and began sending samples out to psychiatric researchers. back to top

LSD Dangers

Scare tactics from the 1960s and 1970s still abound surrounding LSD use. Stories of users who believed they could fly and then died after jumping off multistory buildings still circulate, as well as stories that speak of permanent brain damage or ongoing “flashbacks.” While there may be extremely rare and isolated cases of these dangers, they are not common with LSD use, even higher doses than most users will take. Debunking the rumors is as important as relating the true danger of LSD use to those who seek information about this drug.

LSD Drug Tests

Of all the hallucinogens, LSD is the most potent known to man. Taken orally, it takes as little as 25 micrograms or 0.000025 grams of LSD to produce rich and vivid hallucinations in the user. While it is possible to test one’s urine for LSD, the very tiny amounts involved makes detection very difficult. There is also the fact that it is rapidly removed from the body, usually within 24-48 hours.